Course Details

Communication & Legal Reasoning-MSL

This course is designed to provide MSL students with an introduction to the analytical process of the law, along with the first steps in learning how to communicate that analysis, both orally and in writing. Students will learn about the foundations of the legal system, the role of cases and statutes within that system, and the use of analytical skills to evaluate and resolve legal issues. Students will work on projects in class to help them understand how to read and synthesize cases and statutes. They will draft sections of a memorandum of law, present a report on their findings, and draft a letter based on their conclusions. Evaluation Method: In-class projects; presentations; writing assignments. No final exam. Class Materials: David S. Romantz and Kathleen Elliott Vinson, Legal Analysis: The Fundamental Skill, Second Edition, Carolina Academic Press (2009).

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 940-0


Course History

Fall 2016
Title: Communication & Legal Reasoning-MSL
Faculty: Hill, Dana (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 6

Spring 2016
Title: Communication & Legal Reasoning-MSL
Faculty: Kanter, Martha D. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 8

Fall 2015
Title: Communication & Legal Reasoning-MSL
Faculty: Falkoff, Michelle S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 28     Actual: 25

Fall 2015
Title: Communication & Legal Reasoning-MSL
Faculty: Hill, Dana (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 22     Actual: 14